August 15, 2014

A Question of Standards

Last night's rebroadcast of a Jeopardy! tournament game presented a stunning contrast to the current corruption trial of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell. One contestant, Alex Trebek announced, had forgone travel expenses and any prize money because he was a (high-ranking, I think) federal employee; McDonnell accepted a Rolex watch, thousands of dollars in "loans," and more but insists he has done nothing wrong. Looks like one of these wanted to avoid even the hint of favoritism and the other thought he could do anything he wanted as long as he didn't get caught.